Monday, April 9, 2012
"The world, that understandable and lawful world, was slipping away."
- William Golding, Lord of the Flies
Question of the day: What interest would a corporate lobbyist group have in expanding the rights of citizens to shoot and kill each other?
A great deal has been written about the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and Bo Morrison over the past several weeks. I don't need to rehash that conversation, as there is little I can offer regarding specific facts of those cases. What I would like to do instead is examine why these Castle Doctrine/Stand Your Ground Laws have been promoted with such enthusiasm by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).